D.C. United has announced that Nolan Sheldon has been named D.C. United Academy Director. Sheldon, who currently serves as Director of D.C. United camps and Head Coach of the D.C. United Academy Under-18 team, will assume oversight of all D.C. United Academy initiatives, youth teams and training opportunities. D.C. United continues to have one of the most successful academy programs in the country, with seven players that have graduated from the youth ranks to professional Major League Soccer contracts.
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While D.C. United was hard at work at RFK, the Richmond Kickers, Washington Spirit and D.C. United U-23s were busy giving the DMV an undefeated record on the weekend.
The D.C. United U-23, U-18 and U-16 Academy and Pre-Academy teams were all in action this past weekend.
The D.C. United U-23 team beat Chesterfield United FC 1-0 in its first home game of the NPSL season. The lone goal came off a spectacular bicycle kick from Ryan Harmouche in the 41st minute.
With training programs fast approaching, D.C. United would like to unveil the new gear for all training program participants! D.C. United U-14 Academy players Chris Durkin and Gio Diaz were the first to try on the new line of D.C. United training gear, which is the same professional gear that the D.C. United first team players wear during training.
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D.C. United has announced that Homegrown forward Michael Seaton has been selected to the Jamaica Men’s National Team roster for four upcoming friendly matches. The Jamaicans will face Serbia at Red Bull Arena on May 26 before heading across the Atlantic Ocean for three games: versus Switzerland in Lucerne on May 30, Egypt in London on June 4, and France in Lille on June 8.
Annandale Boy and Girls Club
Annandale United FC ’99 Girls won the Virginia State Cup for the U-14 age division! Tryout dates for Annandale teams are now going on. For interested players, please click here.
Arlington Soccer Association
All three D.C. United Academy teams were in action this past weekend. The U-18s and U-16s traveled to New Jersey to play Players Development Academy, while the U-14s stayed closer to home and played Soccer Association of Columbia.
CORRECTION: Members of the Armed Forces, who present a valid ID at the Box Office, will receive $10 off gameday pricing.
D.C. United’s Pre-Academy teams will be holding tryouts during the month of May and June. Pre-Academy teams serve as a feeder system for the U-14, U-16 and U-18 Development Academy teams ultimately preparing players to possibly become a part of D.C. United’s First Team. The goal of the Pre-Academy system is to provide players with intensive training sessions several times a week with opportunities to participate with the Development Academy Teams and connect with the First Team.